Protect children passengers: The International Air Transport Association should have common sense guidelines

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines, or 82% of total air traffic. According to the IATA’s own publication, burns and spills remain one of the most commonly reported cabin safety issues, resulting in injury and lost time from work. In the “Cabin Operations Safety Best Practices

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Masks Still Required at Airports Until September 13, 2021

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Air travel is on the rise and restrictions are lifting, but the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended its face mask requirement across all transportation networks throughout the United States through September 13, 2021. The requirement includes airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, commuter buses and rail systems. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into

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How Much Will My Workers’ Compensation Case Cost?

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What are typical case costs in Worker’s Compensation claims? How are they paid? Will I be given advance notice? Does the insurance company have to pay my expenses? How about my attorneys fees? These are important questions that injured workers ask every day. While every Workers’ Compensation case is different, there are certain costs that

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Gun Seizures at U.S. Airports Double During the Pandemic

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The USA’s aviation security service revealed earlier this year that the proportion of passengers caught illegally trying to carry guns onto planes in their hand luggage has doubled over the last year during the pandemic. In 2019, officers found five firearms per million passengers, but for 2020 that figure was up 100% to 10 firearms

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Who Is Exempt from Wearing Masks While Flying?

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[Note: Please check your airline and airport for the most up-to-date information on any protocols, regulations and exceptions.] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new mask mandate last week, doubling down on President Biden’s January 21 executive order requiring all people traveling within the United States on any form of

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